When researching articles on SEO, I learned that there are a ton of things to need to know when trying to get your site found through a search engine.
http://www.seoworkers.com/seo-articles-tutorials/alt-attribute.html and http://www.seoworkers.com/seo-articles-tutorials/pagerank-sculpting.html are two articles that really opened my eyes and taught me that there is a lot more to your search engine optimization than just tagging and blogging. These two unique strategies take time, but seem to have very good results.
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2197044/10-Old-SEO-Methods-You-Need-to-Stop I also learned through this site, that search engines are everchanging. There were successful methods used in the past that are just not relevant anymore. By staying away from these outdated methods, your SEO can be more successful.
As with all of my blog topics, I have found a tutorial for almost everything, including SEO. http://yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo/ This author seems to know his stuff. Once again after reading this article I was astounded at how much there is to getting your website found.
http://searchengineland.com/guide/what-is-seo This blog was very visual and the easiest to read. It gives a good how-to to users trying to get better site rankings and improve SEO. The periodic table the author made is a nice touch. Makes the article much more fun to read and easier to understand.
http://marketingonpinterest.com/category/pinterest-basics/ This is probably one of the most helpful blogs to use when beginning and trying to gain expertise while marketing on pinterest. Jason will keep you up to date on new pinterest features while also providing plenty of posts involving getting new users started. It’s the most useful pinterest how-to I’ve seen and I challenge anyone to find a better one.
http://blogs.constantcontact.com/product-blogs/social-media-marketing/pinterest-for-business/ and http://www.pinterestfail.com/ both of these blogs provide examples and explain what not to do on pinterest. By following the checklist, you can get a pretty good idea of how to be successful while simply not doing things wrong.
http://pintester.com/ This blog shows some fails, as well as some pretty good pins to help marketers see what people want to see on pinterest, and what users will tend to stay away from. I’m starting to see that most of the blogs don’t give a lot of insight or how-to knowledge outside of Jason’s blog…
http://weblogs.about.com/od/choosingabloghost/p/How-Bloggers-Can-Use-Pinterest.htm A blog that shows how bloggers can use pinterest is great. Driving traffic to your blog in any way in is important to any business. And this author explains how pinterest can help. I found it very useful.
I was checking out some blog posts having to do with check ins and how businesses are using them to drive up market share and gain customers. Here are some of the best five I found.
http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225436 This blog was one of my favorites because it explains how location based social media is changing the game for businesses. He explains that social media such as Yelp and Foursquare are shaping a new social media marketing strategies in today’s business world. The blog also clearly lays out that this strategy is really only relevant for businesses that have many locations and run out of multiple stores. For instance, a company like Wells Fargo would not benefit from a check in.
I’m a sucker for blogs that involve lists. So here in one that explains ten reasons why location-based social media is changing marketing. http://www.salesforcemarketingcloud.com/blog/2013/03/10-ways-location-based-social-media-is-changing-marketing/ The three most interesting in my opinion were how the author explained that mobile marketing is still really new and hasnt been pushed to its boundaries yet, it creates a relavant message, and it allows businesses to segment people into groups based on location.
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/location-based-marketing-tips/ While this blog provides a lot of overkill, it does make some good points and offers some good advice for businesses trying to get started with location based strategies. #1 was the most important piece of information in this blog, it shows how your business can measure how your location based strategies are working. The coupon strategy is important too, but blogs such as http://blog.wcgworld.com/2012/01/2012-location-based-marketing-predictions explain how one day, location based media will become the sunday coupon section of our newspaper.
The last blog I found rather interesting. http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/31386/9-Ways-B2Bs-Can-Excel-With-Location-Based-Social-Media.aspx This blog shows how B2Bs can excel with location based media. While many people believe this strategy could only have a chance working with B2Cs, because of the ability to drive customers to stores, B2Bs can also benefit. The most important point being that you can use location to explore possible partnerships.